Choose a language
Plan a route here Copy route
Bicycle Ride recommended route

Dresden Adventure Region - Cycle Route 6

Bicycle Ride · Dresden Elbland
Responsible for this content
Dresden Elbland Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Aussicht über Dresden
    / Aussicht über Dresden
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Markierung Radroute 6
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Aussicht nach Norden über das Dresdner Elbtal
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Bergbau- und Regionalmuseum Am Marienschacht
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Ehemaliger Bahnhaltepunkt Kleinnaundorf
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Panometer Dresden
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Palais im Großen Garten
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Hygienemuseum Dresden
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Stadtmuseum Dresden
    Photo: Dresden Elbland
  • / Frauenkirche Dresden
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Jakobikirche Wilsdruff
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Marktplatz Wilsdruff
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Bänke bei Kleinnaundorf
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
  • / Schloss Burgk (Freital)
    Photo: Erlebnisregion Dresden
m 300 200 100 50 40 30 20 10 km
Adventure Region Cycle Route 6:

On the traces of Dresden's city history and old railroad lines

Route length: 55 km

Profile: difficult, very long ascents

Starting point: Dresden Old Town (Elbe Cycle Path, level of Carola Bridge)

Distance 55.8 km
3:55 h
464 m
460 m
Starting at the Carola Bridge, Route 6 leads along the edge of Dresden's culturally and historically valuable Old Town to Pirnaischer Platz, where you can learn about the history of the state capital in the City Museum. You will now follow the route to the German Hygiene Museum with its famous exhibit of the Glass Man from 1930. The foundation of the museum in 1912 goes back to an initiative of the Odol manufacturer Karl August Lingner. Not far from the Transparent Factory you will reach the Great Garden. The park, which was laid out in 1676 by Elector Johann Georg II - at that time still outside the city gates - has been open to the public since the middle of the 19th century. Its attractions include a visit to the Dresden Zoo. You can also take a ride on the park railroad.

Continuing on the route, you will soon spot one of the two old gas storage tanks on the right. The 130-year-old, smaller building houses the Panometer. There, the artist Yadegar Asisi has been exhibiting various panoramic paintings since 2006, which take the viewer back to important epochs in the city's history.

In the further course you reach Freital-Burgk via Kaitz. Here the route runs from the Marienschacht with the mining and regional museum on the former route of the Windbergbahn. Also known as the "Saxon Semmering Railway", Germany's first mountain railroad was considered a masterpiece of engineering in the early days of railroad construction. The line leads not far past Burgk Castle into the center of Freital. There you will find the Reichard House, the former home of the aeronaut couple Wilhelmine and Gottfried Reichard.

Along the old narrow-gauge railway line you will continue to Freital-Zauckerode, which has become famous for its coal mining. The former mining is remembered today by the winding tower near the Oppelschacht, which was moved from the former shaft point Dresden-Gittersee. Finally, the route leads to the town of Wilsdruff, which was first mentioned in a document in 1259. On a detour to the market, you can admire the world's first glass carillon at the Wilsdruff town hall. The ruby red bells made of Lauscha glass ring out four times a day and on special holidays. Passing the Jakobikirche, probably the oldest Romanesque hall church in eastern Saxony, you will reach Gompitz after several villages, from where you have a good view of Dresden and the Elbe valley.

You will now roll downhill through the prefabricated housing area of Gorbitz and on the east-west route back to the center of Dresden.

Note: You can purchase the brochure "Cycling & Discovering in the Dresden Adventure Region" with further information in the city halls of the adventure region.

Profile picture of Dresden Elbland Redaktion
Dresden Elbland Redaktion
Update: October 08, 2021


Dresden Old Town (Elberadweg, height of Carolabrücke) (108 m)
51.053401, 13.746773
51°03'12.2"N 13°44'48.4"E
33U 412163 5656510


Dresden Old Town (Elberadweg, height of Carolabrücke)


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


Getting there



51.053401, 13.746773
51°03'12.2"N 13°44'48.4"E
33U 412163 5656510
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendations for this region:

Show more

Recommended maps for this region:

Show more


Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Ask the first question

Would you like to the ask the author a question?


Write your first review

Help others by being the first to add a review.

Photos from others

55.8 km
3:55 h
464 m
460 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Family-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic


  • Content
  • Show images Hide images
2D 3D
Maps and trails
Duration : h
Distance  km
Ascent  m
Descent  m
Highest point  m
Lowest point  m
Push the arrows to change the view